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Kroger to Offer COVID-19 Antibody Tests

(La Porte, IN) - COVID-19 antibody testing will be available at the La Porte Kroger pharmacy.

This week Kroger’s corporate office announced that all of their pharmacies will start offering a 15-minute test to detect previous exposure to coronavirus.  The test, which requires only a finger-prick blood sample, will cost $25.


The grocery chain has already been offering the test in Michigan and California, and is still selling COVID-19 diagnostic tests.  The antibody test show if a person has been previously infected with the virus.  Research is still being conducted to tell how long the antibodies stay in the system and how long immunity to it, if any, remains.


Workers at the La Porte Kroger pharmacy say they expect to get the antibody tests in by the end of November.


In the meantime, the American Red Cross continues to offer antibody testing for free with every blood donation.

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